Innovation resources available to University researchers, entrepreneurs and partners



Innovation Courses and Programs at UVA

Student Organizations



Available Space

  • University of Virginia Research Parks
  • University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group Incubator Space - please contact Melissa T. Newman at 434-924-2185 or
  • University of Virginia Cobb Hall Small laboratory facilities within Cobb Hall are available to start-up companies spinning out of the UVA School of Medicine. Managed by the Licensing & Ventures Group in conjunction with the School of Medicine, this space is designed to help companies conduct initial proof-of-concept studies, often under SBIR or STTR funding. Companies that have received either Phase 2 SBIR/STTR awards or investments from external investors or entities are not eligible to lease or continue in Cobb Hall space. For additional information, contact Steven S. Wasserman at or 434-243-7088.  

Incubators and Accelerators

New Venture Formation and Business Development


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    Be Innovative

    The path toward innovation begins with invention.

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    Disclose Your Inventions

    UVA inventors have a responsibility to disclose their inventions to UVA and UVA has an obligation to disclose those federally funded inventions to the federal funding agency.

  • 3
    Elect Title

    The fundamental premise of the Bayh-Dole Act is the empowerment of all funded institutions to elect title to their inventions in exchange for commitments to seek their dissemination.

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    File A Patent

    The purpose of the United States patent system is “to promote the progress of science and the useful arts”. Accordingly, the Bayh-Dole Act obligates us to file patent applications as a means to support of our commercialization efforts.

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    Seek "Expeditious Practical Application"

    Thomas Jefferson once said, “Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried.” It is our responsibility as innovators to drive our inventions ahead – leveraging the patent system and commercial enterprise where appropriate and prudent.

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    Distribute Revenues

    Should UVA be successful commercializing an invention, UVA will share net revenues with the inventors and reinvest in research, innovation, and scholarly activities.